Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)



Cleveland ZipCore XL

Why We Like It

On the surface this iron looks standard, but the real improvements are on the inside. The face in the 4- through 7-irons is similar to that of affiliated company Srixon’s irons with channels and cavities on the back of the face to save mass and increase ball speed. This iron goes a step further, borrowing the groundbreaking ZipCore technology from Cleveland’s wedge line in the 8-iron through the wedges. ZipCore takes steel out of the hosel and replaces it with a lighter material, allowing for optimal CG placement and greater forgiveness.

More on this club

Characteristics

  • A proprietary face blast creates surface roughness to enhance friction for more spin.
  • An eight-gram weight in the butt end of the shaft promotes a more efficient swing path.
  • Long blade length bolsters confidence and forgiveness.
  • 7-iron: 29 degrees; PW: 43 degrees

Highlights

  • Top 5 most forgiving game-improvement irons, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 highest-flying game-improvement irons, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-rated game-improvement irons, high-handicaps

Price

$128 per iron

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HOT LIST SCORE

The aggregate star rating of all three categories rounded to the nearest half star.

4.5
Performance
4.0
50%*
Innovation
5.0
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
4.0
20%*

HOT LIST PLAYERS FEEDBACK

Ratings are based on players’ assessments in three key performance areas.

Sensory
Soft Feel
Firm Feel
Ball Flight
Lower, More Roll
Higher, More Carry
Playability
Workable
Forgiving

Reviews

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